Quintana Beach

Sandy beach
175 Cortez St, Freeport, TX 77541, USA (58 miles from Houston, TX)
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • RV-friendlyRV parking available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • WiFiWireless internet available
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby

About this beach

Quintana Beach is one of the less known beaches near Houston in Texas, but it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s situated next to Surfside near Quintana Beach County Park. This beach features a family-friendly atmosphere and is not too much popular with tourists – a place of choice for those looking for solitude, peace, and tranquility. Leashed dogs are allowed, so you can take your pet for a walk with you. You won’t find many tourist facilities and much entertainment here; nevertheless, the beach features a few beautiful wooden walkways, a long pier, covered picnic areas, playgrounds, and the minimum standard amenities like showers and restrooms. A perfect place for a quick holiday trip from Houston at any time of the year.

Access and Parking

The beach is located south of Surfside and Galveston and is easily accessible. The road near Lake Jackson is quite picturesque, so going by car may become a pleasant experience; nevertheless, note that the condition of the road to the RV park and beach is far from perfect and be careful on potholes. You can’t park directly on the beach, but there is a parking lot right next to it. Besides, there’s a well-maintained RV park with water and electric hook-ups as well as playgrounds, grilling areas, and a volleyball ground. The atmosphere is nice and, for the most part, the park attendants are friendly and helpful.

Quintana Beach is handicap accessible: on the wooden walkways leading to the beach, apart from usual stairs, there are special ramps for handicapped visitors.

Amenities

Quintana Beach doesn’t have to receive crowds of tourists; however, it offers all necessary facilities, which are always clean and well-maintained, including restrooms and outdoor showers to rinse off the sand and saltwater. There are also several shaded pavilions with tables and benches – a nice place for picnicking with your family or friends in any weather. If you want to engage in fishing or watching for dolphins, you can do that on a long pier going far into the ocean.

Sand and Water

The sand on Quintana Beach is brown, tightly packed and clean. The beach attendants do a good job maintaining the beach area. There is plenty of trash cans, which are emptied regularly. Still, you’ll probably not want to walk barefooted, since there are many little shells in the sand (on the other hand, good for shelling!).

As for the water, it is decently blue for this part of the Gulf, but still far from being crystal clear. It often gets muddy and blurred, because the beach is close to the mouth of the Brazos River. In addition to that, there are lots of seaweed.

Somewhat Annoying Mosquitoes

There is no need to worry about mosquitoes too much since they come out after dark and disappear in the morning. However, if you’re going to stay on the beach at night, you’d better have some repellents to ensure a comfortable stay.

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Quintana Beach videos

Weekend in Quintana Beach
Drone footage by Andrew Silver
Beach fun
A pretty cool montage vid by Carlos Garcia

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast
Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Quintana, Texas 175 Cortez St, Freeport, TX 77541, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Quintana Beach reviews and photos
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Quintana Beach photo by stacy
April 4, 2019
stacy
My loves minus the oldest. Lol
Quintana Beach photo by Maiya Baker
September 8, 2018
Maiya Baker
Day two, beach two🐚 #wickedawesomebakervacay
Quintana Beach photo by Brian Corona
April 29, 2019
Brian Corona
Quintana bird tower view
Quintana Beach photo by Tracee Yost Herring
April 14, 2019
Tracee Yost Herring
Beautiful beaches today. Waves were big white caps. Air was fresh and clean.
Quintana Beach photo by ROVL | Food • Love • Travel
August 6, 2018
ROVL | Food • Love • Travel
exhale.
Quintana Beach photo by Laurice Young
May 5, 2019
Laurice Young
What a view!
Quintana Beach photo by Shayne Ellis
October 5, 2018
Shayne Ellis
Happy take a borrowed dog to the beach day!!! Sounded good anyways lol.. had to take advantage of the weather 🌞⛱🌴🌊🐶
Quintana Beach photo by John Parker
June 17, 2018
John Parker
Father’s Day View
Quintana Beach photo by Amanda M
January 1, 2019
Amanda M
Beach day!!!
Quintana Beach photo by Sameer
March 18, 2019
Sameer
Beach 🏝 was fun
Quintana Beach photo by Stephen Campbell
April 2, 2019
Stephen Campbell
Beach Evening #texas #beach #sandcastle #hiking #serenity
Quintana Beach photo by Eduardo Cruz
January 28, 2019
Eduardo Cruz
Where’s @noxxious5.0 when I need him to take pictures of my truck #nofilter
Quintana Beach photo by Jennifer Irvin
May 5, 2019
Jennifer Irvin
Sunday Funday.
Quintana Beach photo by Jamie J. Leavens
April 28, 2019
Jamie J. Leavens
Even the mosquitos are bigger in Texas